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Virtual Halal Expo & Summit USA

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Opening Ceremony
A welcome note by event organizers, guest speakers and will offer a highlight of the two day event.
İhsan  ÖVÜT Didmar Faja Elisabeth Myers Marwan Ahmad
2020-10-15T10:00:00Z 2020-10-15T10:30:00Z America/New_York Opening+Ceremony+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Halal research is out: Can you afford to ignore the numbers?
Halal is a global, multibillion dollar business. A discussion of the growth potential for an expansion in the US, participation in the global market.
Elisabeth Myers Meira Neggaz Quintin Gray
2020-10-15T11:00:00Z 2020-10-15T11:50:00Z America/New_York The+Halal+research+is+out%3A+Can+you+afford+to+ignore+the+numbers%3F++ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Why can't Muslims agree on halal standards?
An overview of what “halal” means, its origin, what the general standards for “halal,” and to what the overall concept of halal may apply.
Mamadou  Samba Habib Ghanim Mansoor Umar
2020-10-15T12:00:00Z 2020-10-15T12:50:00Z America/New_York Why+can%27t+Muslims+agree+on+halal+standards%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Who are the halal certifiers and who gave them the power?
Halal certification is becoming increasingly important not only to ensure compliance, but also as a branding and marketing asset for your business.
Elisabeth Myers Habib Ghanim Peter Unger
2020-10-15T13:00:00Z 2020-10-15T13:50:00Z America/New_York Who+are+the+halal+certifiers+and+who+gave+them+the+power%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Live Cooking Show with Yvonne Maffei
Yvonne Maffei, a well recognized chef and food journalist will be demonstrating a live cooking show with various halal recipes.
Elisabeth Myers Yvonne Maffei
2020-10-15T14:00:00Z 2020-10-15T14:45:00Z America/New_York Live+Cooking+Show+with+Yvonne+Maffei Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Halal consumers: How do they know your products are really halal? How do you?
A look at how retail establishments can verify from the supply end that the products they end up selling are really halal.
Mamadou  Samba Yvonne Maffei Marwan Ahmad
2020-10-15T15:00:00Z 2020-10-15T15:50:00Z America/New_York Halal+consumers%3A+How+do+they+know+your+products+are+really+halal%3F++How+do+you%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Are Halal laws only on paper? Who regulates or enforces them?
The session explores the enforcement of halal standards in the US through state and federal law.
Mostafa Eldakdoky Marwan Ahmad Elisabeth Myers
2020-10-15T16:00:00Z 2020-10-15T16:50:00Z America/New_York Are+Halal+laws+only+on+paper%3F+Who+regulates+or+enforces+them%3F++ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Stop complaining about COVID-19 and get back to business
Companies will have to adapt to the “new normal” post-COVID-19. How companies can innovate in the halal space through online tools.
Ebony Bego McMorris Elisabeth Myers Najib Bensouda Marwan Ahmad
2020-10-16T10:00:00Z 2020-10-16T10:50:00Z America/New_York Stop+complaining+about+COVID-19+and+get+back+to+business Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Are halal investment, estate planning and finance really halal or just a gimmick?
Increasingly investors are looking for investments and financing that meet certain standards, such as ethics, sustainability, and compliance.
Mamadou  Samba Ghiyath Nakshbendi Abed Awad
2020-10-16T11:00:00Z 2020-10-16T11:50:00Z America/New_York Are+halal+investment%2C+estate+planning+and+finance+really+halal+or+just+a+gimmick%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Hype or Hope: The Vision for the Global Halal Market of the Future
The lack of controls, consistency, and standardization across federal and state means that improvement is needed in regulation and oversight
Marwan Ahmad Elisabeth Myers Dr Md Mahfujur  Rahman
2020-10-16T12:00:00Z 2020-10-16T12:50:00Z America/New_York Hype+or+Hope%3A+The+Vision+for+the+Global+Halal+Market+of+the+Future Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Is "halal tourism" a real thing?
As consumers demand more healthy, family-friendly, drug- and alcohol-free tourism opportunities, businesses are responding.
Ebony Bego McMorris Elisabeth Myers Najib Bensouda Attiya Ahmad
2020-10-16T14:00:00Z 2020-10-16T14:50:00Z America/New_York Is+%22halal+tourism%22+a+real+thing%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Halal Awards Ceremony "The power of halal"
We will be presenting Awards to top halal businesses in the US in three categories; Best Halal Product, Best Halal Service, Best Innovative Halal Solution
Didmar Faja Abed Awad Habib Ghanim Marwan Ahmad Elisabeth Myers
2020-10-16T15:00:00Z 2020-10-16T16:00:00Z America/New_York Halal+Awards+Ceremony+%22The+power+of+halal%22+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


İhsan ÖVÜT

Secretary General, SMIIC

Meira Neggaz

ISPU Executive Director

Didmar Faja

Imām of the United Islamic Center of Arizona

Mamadou Samba

Chief of Staff to the Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining, appointed by Washington, DC Mayor

Mostafa Eldakdoky

Retired USDA Specialist, American Halal Council Advisor

Najib Bensouda

Halal Tourism

Habib Ghanim

US Halal Chamber of Commerce

Ebony Bego McMorris

Award winning journalist

Yvonne Maffei

Founder of the first blog on halal food & cooking,

Marwan Ahmad

President of American Halal Council and organizer of Halal Expo & Summit

Quintin Gray

Former Agriculture Counselor at U.S. Embassies

Abed Awad

Islamic family and inheritance law

Peter Unger

Vice President & Principal Consultant of IQEIS & President Emeritus of A2LA

Mansoor Umar

Vice President Halal Watch World LLC

Dr Md Mahfujur Rahman

Visiting Senior Lecturer, IBS Universiti Utara Malaysia

Attiya Ahmad

Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

Elisabeth Myers

Summit Director, lawyer, strategist, and communications expert

Ghiyath Nakshbendi

American University's Kogod School of Business

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